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The Adventures of Tartu


Published 1943


AKA "Sabotage Agent"

A beautiful girl! A dangerous mission!

A Brit (Robert Donat) who happens to be fluent in both Rumanian and German -- and a top-notch chemist into the bargain -- is sent behind enemy lines to destroy a poison gas factory. Starts off as a credible spy thriller, with the Nazis really earning audience hatred, then morphs into a James Bond-style fantasia, complete with an enormous secret underground factory and an overdone superweapon. But no hollow volcano.

Thoroughly entertaining, but a bit of fluff, even as war propaganda films go.


Production Company MGM
Audio/Visual mono, b&w
Language English

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Reviewer: gzd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 22, 2009
Subject: Good spying film featuring Robert Donat
Good script, featuring numerous twists and turns and several nail-biting moments. Well done on an obviously limited limited budget, as attested by the odd presence of cars with the steering wheel on the right-hand side in nazi-occupied Czekoslovakia. Suspension of disbelief is more required towards the end, where chemical engineer Tartu turns out to be a deadly marksman pretty much out of the blue.
Still, it's thoroughly entertaining and it's nice to see Robert Donat, from The 39 Steps, in action again.
Reviewer: billbarstad - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 28, 2009
Subject: 1940s spy movie
This is worth watching just to see Glynis Johns in a dramatic role. I remembered her only from 1960s comedies. Forewarned is forearmed, so prepared for a spy fantasy, I enjoyed the movie, though I doubt I'll watch it again. Robert Donat, who was great in The 39 Steps, does OK here.

I downloaded the 512Kb MPEG4 file. Video and audio were fine.
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